Bumping Lake is located southeast of Chinook Pass off Hwy 410 in the Wenatchee National Forest at 3,426 feet elevation.
This Bumping River impoundment offers good fishing for 6- to 9-inch kokanee starting in mid-May. Rainbow, cutthroat and eastern brook trout are also available in this fishery, some up to 16 inches. The lake is periodically stocked with rainbow and cutthroat trout fry.
The reservoir is closed to fishing for bull trout. Please carefully release any bull trout that are inadvertently hooked.
There are excellent public camping facilities at the lake, plus a good boat ramp (managed by USFS), with a private resort (Bumping Lake Marina) that includes a fee-based launch on the northern side of the lake across the dam. Lake water levels are lowered in the late summer- early fall for downstream irrigation needs and so boat access is reduced. Statewide minimum size / daily limit. Chumming permitted. Always check lake fishing regulations.
Two-pole fishing is allowed
Shoreline access: Good - Good shoreline access around the lake on U.S. Forest Service land.
Species you might catch
- Brook trout
- Bull trout
- Cutthroat trout
- Mountain whitefish
- Rainbow trout
- Westslope cutthroat trout
Acreage: 1353.50 ac.
Elevation: 3430 ft.
Center: 46.846944, -121.331249
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Catchable fish plants
|Stock Date||Species||Number Released||Number of Fish Per Pound||Facility|
|Jun 21, 2022||Rainbow||3,000||2.4||NACHES HATCHERY|
|Jun 1, 2022||Rainbow||3,000||2.4||NACHES HATCHERY|
|Jun 9, 2021||Rainbow||5,040||2.4||NACHES HATCHERY|
|Jun 22, 2020||Rainbow||1,955||2.3||NACHES HATCHERY|
|Jun 15, 2020||Rainbow||3,000||2.4||NACHES HATCHERY|
|Jul 11, 2016||Rainbow||4,185||2.1||GOLDENDALE HATCHERY|
|Jul 5, 2016||Rainbow||4,896||2.4||GOLDENDALE HATCHERY|
|Jul 14, 2015||Rainbow||4,802||2.9||GOLDENDALE HATCHERY|